18 Month Stats
Weight: 27lbs 14oz (90th%)
Height: 35″ (99th%)
Head: 48cm (68%)
2 Year Stats
Weight: 31lbs 4oz (90%)
Height: 37” (98%)
I think he’s mildly allergic to pineapple and cinnamon. He says ‘hurt’ whenever he eats pineapple and the two times I’ve put cinnamon on his oatmeal, he’s gotten red splotchy marks on his skin where the cinnamon touches. But otherwise, he likes pretty much all food… except meatballs. Shame! His favorite is still any type fruit. I can bribe him to do almost anything if fruit is involved. If there’s a food he doesn’t want to eat all I have to say is “You can have some fruit if you eat your _____”. Ha. Yes. I have resorted to bribes. But he really will eat the food, even if he doesn’t like it. Just to get his fruit. Sometimes he shakes his head, closes his eyes and swallows… He almost gags. Eeep.
Slipple-ees – Slippers
Fark – Fork
Piss/Pisses – Kiss/kisses
Puhpie – Pot pie
Hold you (copying “want me to hold you?”)
I di-it! – I did it
Oh mear – Oh man/my/dear
Loves to say hi momma and I respond with “hey baby”. Then he’ll say “heeee beebee” several times after me. He just wants me to say that so he can say “hey beebee” 100 times.
He had started calling us Brandon and Erin (Mostly right after he hears us call each other by our names… Should we start calling each other mom and dad? Haha.)
Day-doo – Thank you
You waycone – You’re welcome
Pah-puh-ronee – peperoni
BIBLE- he throws his fist in the air and yells BIBLE randomly
<<>>The communication level has increased drastically. I feel like I can usually tell what he wants. This is a conversation we just had. For Caden’s after nap snack I gave him Cheerios, per his request. He ate a few and kept saying ‘milk! Milk!’ So I went to go get him milk and was going to put it in a cup but then he said ‘bowl! Bowl!’ And I asked, ‘you want your milk on your cereal in your bowl?’ And he said ‘yeah!’ And then I said ‘wow buddy, I’m so excited that you can communicate with me and tell me what you want!’ And he said ‘yeah! Cake!? Cake??!’ Womp wompppp.
<<>>Loves to say color names but doesn’t really know the difference between them. Sometimes he does, but not every time. His favorite color to say is lellow.
<<>>Can usually count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, aaannnddd 6. Never 10. Just can’t get the 10.
<<>>He got some Melissa and Doug pots and pans and the fruit (with the velcro that you can cut) and plays with them multiple times a day. He loves to cook brahcahree (broccoli) and chickennnn!
<<>>He loooves fixing things with his tools. He got two tool sets for Christmas and LOVES them. I hope we can make him a little tool bench one day. He’ll probably be over them by the time I get around to that. ;)
<<>>He loves to watch this video of himself dancing to turn down for what. It’s a video of him dancing at my brother’s wedding. Take a look. :D Every day, he asks for me to put on a song so we can dance. :D
July 12, 2014- Rhodes family reunion (Brandon’s mom’s side of the family)
July 20, 2014- Caden’s first train sighting. I think I was the most excited out of the three of us.
July 20, 2014
July 26, 2014- Caden loooooves blackberries.
July 31, 2014
August 5, 2014- cousins!
August 8, 2014- Teppi veggie bootcamp.
August 24, 2014
August 25, 2014
August 31, 2014- ahhhhpane!
September 2, 2014- One of Caden’s top favorite things is to help me cook/bake. This was his first time making pumpkin bread! I looove that smile. :D
September 4, 2014- Caden really wanted to blow out a candle on MY birthday. Haha. And I loved that. And then he blew out the candle about 7 more times.
September 12, 2014
September 16, 2014- So thankful and grateful that Caden LOVES his brother. Absolutely no signs of resentment. In fact, he is ‘aggressive’ with is love. :D
September 17, 2014 – You do not know how excited I was when Caden brought home his FIRST CRAFT!?!?! I can’t wait until my walls are plastered!
September 20, 2014- Fun with Aunt Katie and Uncle Shawn!
September 20, 2014- Caden loves his Uncle Shawn
September 27, 2014- You gotta get dressed up to watch the Hokies play!
September 30, 2014- Caden practicing feeding his fake baby.
October 2, 2014- Saying that Caden loves ketchup would be an understatement. Also note, his fingers on his right hand.
October 4, 2014- We had such a fun time at the state fair!
October 7, 2014- Caden helping me make meatballs!
October 9, 2014- The day that Caden climbed out of his crib. GAH.
October 10, 2014- We had to remedy that problem ASAP.
October 11, 2014- We turned Caden’s carseat to forward facing. He did not like it at first but warmed up quickly. :D
October 13, 2014- Caden’s friend Liam came to visit and meet Theo! The left picture is from when they were only a few months old and the first time they met!
October 15, 2014- I asked him a question and he said, “hmmm yettsss seeee…”
October 17, 2014- We had a great time at the pumpkin patch, even though it doesn’t look like it from Caden’s face.
October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014
October 20, 2014- Caden’s first chore… filling up Toby’s food and water bowl.
October 22, 2014- Just carrying around 40ish pounds…
the things that happen while I’m nursing Theo…
Caden and DPa
October 25, 2014- He was super excited to see curious george and then george showed up and it was awful.
October 27, 2014- Every time we go to my mom’s he likes to ride this tractor.
October 28, 2014- Caden’s first unprompted prayer… for his pumpkin. :D
October 31, 2014- My little squirt.
October 31, 2014- Look at that big boy.
November 6, 2014- My little cook.
November 7, 2014- Caden eating ‘Teppi tweats’ aka. smores. Caden’s first s’more!
November 8, 2014- Loves his feetee! (That’s how Caden says Ethan.)
November 8, 2014- He loves to jump! I see a trampoline in our future! :D
November 8, 2014
November 8, 2014
November 8, 2014- Caden and ‘Keeyah’
November 8, 2014- Group snuggle!
November 9, 2014- Lion costume from Teppi!
November 8, 2014- Loves his Keeyah!
November 10, 2014- We went out for lunch at a Japanese Steakhouse and Caden ate salad and loved it! The fire scared him at first but he was very intrigued by it.
November 10, 2014- Caden watched Frozen on the big screen.
November 14, 2014 – Mom, E and K came over to spend the 10th anniversary of my dad’s passing at our house. It was nice to be together. :)
November 12, 2014- Bwuddahs
November 16, 2014- My dad and me (somewhere near the same age as Caden but I don’t know the date) and Brandon and Caden.
November 19, 2014
November 23, 2014- his fingers haha.
November 23, 2014
November 25, 2014- We went on a little walk before it got too cold.
November 26, 2014- He dressed himself.
November 29, 2014- Wearing the fanny pack we got for Tyler’s bachelor party! :O
December 3, 2014- Caden’s first onstage performance at CBS! This is him singing B-I-B-L-E!
December 3, 2014- Caden wearing his new ‘Olan’ jammies (Olan is how he says Olaf).
December 6, 2014- Santa pic- 2014 edition! Looks just like the one from 2013, there’s just one more kid.
December 9, 2014
December 10, 2014- Growing room!
December 11, 2014
December 12, 2014- Granmama and Caden!
December 19, 2014
December 19, 2014- We took Caden through Lewis Ginter’s Light display after Tyler and Sally’s rehearsal dinner and his mind was BLOWN. He was so beyond excited.
December 20, 2014- A family threefie at Tyler and Sally’s wedding!
Decmber 20, 2014- Livin’ it up on Uncle Pat’s shoulders!
December 20, 2014- Body surfing at the reception.
Decmber 22, 2014- On his Thomas choo choo from Granmama!
December 25, 2014- Caden got his first ‘bike’ for his birthday from DPa and CMa!
December 25, 2014- Getting a face palm from uncle J!
December 25, 2014- DPa and CMa!
December 25, 2014- GMa and the boys
December 25, 2014- sweet bruddahs
December 27, 2014- I mustache you a question.
DPa and Caden building with legos!
Fell asleep sitting up. Yep.
Our Christmas card!
Phew! A 6 month span is a big difference in a little guy! He is drastically different today from when he was 18 months old. Looking back on videos he was barely speaking words at 18 months and at 2 years he spoke in sentences, very small ones but still.
I’m not sure how often I’ll be doing updates for Caden since they take so long. We’ll just keep it kind of loosey goosey. :)